Cloudy Day Art #20 – Interview with Simon of "The Slam Idol Podcast"

Hey everybody, I’m back from a brief hiatus. (I’ll try not to let that happen again.)
This week’s show features an interview with Simon Toon of The Slam Idol poetry podcast. “It’s a poetry slam for your MP3 player!” Here’s the breakdown of this week’s show:

01:30 Announcing the “Second Sunday” poetry challenge! (more info to come)
04:40 Interview with Simon Toon of “Slam Idol” using Skype
06:30 Are there qualifications to be a poetry podcast host?
08:30 What is the Slam Idol Podcast?
11:10 How Slam Idol began.
14:30 MipoRadio poetry podcast
17:17 How not to promote your podcast
19:20 How to promote your podcast
21:50 PodPoet wherefore art thou??? *Edit – He’s back*
22:45 How to compete in the Slam Idol poetry slam
23:50 Ahh, the lonely world of podcasting
27:20 London’s poetry scene
31:41 Poetry Resource of the Week: 911 Poems (thanks to Robert Parent)


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  1. Thank you for mentioning us on your show. Please record a little commercial for us to use on the show about your show.

    Best regards,
    Didi Menendez

  2. No problem, Didi.
    I’ve been enjoying what you all have been putting together over there.


  3. Very nice interview. The bit about “qualifications” had me LOL – hey, the original poetry slam (that started in Chicago) required non-poets to be the ‘judges’, and I’ve always said that you’re a poet if you call yourself one, and, poetry requires an audience as much as inspiration for the writer…

    MipoRadio is chock full of goodness; thanks for the heads-up.


  4. cool site
    have put your link on my blog

  5. Thanks, AnnMarie!

    I read/listened to your latest poem. Very nice.
    It’s one of those you have to go back and disect stanza by stanza.


  6. Thanks for the comment on the interview, Larry and I’d have to agree with you on the poet definition.

    Yeah, MipoRadio appears to have a huge support base. Its amazing how often they put out a show. All good stuff, too.

  7. I should have let you known earlier that I listened and enjoyed the interview with Simon of Slam Idol. His show, yours and Larry Winfield’s are 3 of my favorite poetry podcasts.

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